- Editor's note - A most interesting study dated
14th July 2008 by Thierry Meyssan, entitled Operation Sarkozy, has been
brought to my attention on how the CIA managed to place one of its agents,
namely Mr Nicolas Sarkozy, as president of the French Republic.
- To make his point, Mr Meyssan does not content himself
with vague conjecture, but puts together checkable facts relating to the
relationship between our President and the CIA (the well-known terrorist
organisation financed by the tax-payers in the USA), and the USA establishment
in general, with a view to ensuring that French policy should be dramatically
re-aligned to serve the interests of the present USA administration (not,
of course, the people of the USA).
- The links between various arms of the USA establishment
and Mr Sarkozy are much closer than I could ever have imagined, although
I was aware of a fair number of the facts reported and examined by Mr Meyssan. I
had not however thought, and this is indeed my own fault, how closely these
links tie up with other links with groups on both sides of the Atlantic
allied, or similar, to the Mafia and other conspiratorial bodies based
in Italy and neighbouring states as well as being well entrenched in the
- Acceptance of the arguments put forward by Mr Meyssan
serves to explain many of the otherwise seemingly inexplicable decisions
made by Mr Sarkozy since he took over from Jacques Chirac in 2007, as well
as giving very personal private reasons (previously totally unknown to
me, but then I am not a fan of the gossip columns) for the obvious dislike,
and perhaps even hatred, which Mr Chirac has for his successor.
- This article should be read by everyone as the implications
are extremely serious for the future of the world. I make this claim
not because France is still a great power -- it is not and most of us recognise
this -- but it shows a more subtle means of achieving a coup d'état
than using military or other violent means. Mr Meyssan very carefully
tracks the whole story of Mr Sarkozy's rise within the ranks of the successive
parties which have claimed to be "Gaulliste" (as following the
broad lines of policy laid down by the General, later President, but many
of us still think of him as the great leader during the Second World War
from 1940 onwards). It is a tale of most cunning duplicity supported by
hyper-intelligent backing from within the USA establishment.
- If the conclusions reached by Mr Meyssan are correct,
and I can see no reason to doubt his analysis of the facts, then Mr Sarkozy
is even more dangerous than he has so far appeared to be, and the poor
and the oppressed can expect to suffer almost anywhere in the world from
his actions on behalf of his masters in the USA.
- The Arab world, above all others, can expect to be the
victim of highly sophisticated concerted trickery as he does everything
that he can to crush any moves which the people may try to make towards
freedom from tyranny, wherever such moves might in any way limit the greedy
ambitions of those who rule the USA.
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- By Thierry Meyssan
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- Operation Sarkozy: how the CIA planted one of its
agents as President of the French Republic.
- Nicolas Sarkozy should be judged on his actions and not
on his personality.
- But when his actions surprise even his own electors,
it is legitimate to examine in detail his biography and to ask about the
alliances which brought him to power. Thierry Meyssan decided to write
the truth about the origins of the President of the French Republic.
All the information contained in this article is verifiable, with the exception
of two imputations, pointed out by the author who assumes sole responsibility
- The French people, weary of the over-long presidencies
of François Mitterrand and Jacques Chirac, elected Nicolas Sarkozy
and counted on his energy to revitalise their country. They hoped for a
break with the years of immobilism and superannuated ideologies.
They have had a break with the principles which form the foundation of
the French nation. They have been stupefied by this "hyper president",
every day grabbing hold of another new file, drawing the right and the
left to him, thus disposing of all the land-marks to the point of creating complete
- Like children who have just done something very stupid,
the French are too busy finding excuses to admit the extent of the
damage and of their naïvety. This makes them refuse all the more to
see who Nicolas Sarkozy is, which they ought to have realised long ago.
- The man is clever. Like an illusionist, he has diverted
their attention by offering them his private life as a spectacle and
in posing in celebrity magazines, to the point of making them overlook
his political history.
- Let the sense of this article be fully understood: it
is not to reproach Mr Sarkozy with his links of family, friends
and professional contacts, but to reproach him with having hidden
his links from the French people who believed that they were electing a
- To understand how a man in whom all agree they see an agent
of the United States and Israel has been able to become the head of
the Gaullist party, then the President of the French Republic, one must
go back in time. Far back. We must follow a long digression during
which we shall introduce the protagonists who are today taking their revenge.
- Family secrets
- At the end of the Second World War, the USA secret services
counted on the Italo-US godfather Lucky Luciano to control the security
of American ports and to prepare the allied landings in Sicily.
- Luciano's contacts with the US services passed above
all through Frank Wisner Sr. then, when the 'godfather' was freed and went
into exile in Italy, through his Corsican 'ambassador', Étienne
- In 1958, the United States, worried about a possible
victory of the FLN in Algeria which would have opened North Africa
to Soviet influence, decided to give rise to a military coup d'état
in France. The operation was organised jointly by the Planning Direction
of the CIA - in theory run by Frank Wisner Sr.- and by NATO. But Wisner
had already sunk into dementia so that it was his successor, Allan
Dulles, who supervised the action. From Algiers, the French Generals formed
a Committee of Public Safety which exerted pressure on the civil
government in Paris and forced it to give full powers to General De Gaulle
without any need to use force.
- However, Charles De Gaulle was not the pawn whom the Anglo-Saxons
believed they could manipulate. To start with, he tried to find a way out
of the colonial contradiction by giving wide autonomy to the overseas territories
within a French Union. But it was already too late to save the French Empire
since the colonised peoples did not believe in the promises from the metropolis
and insisted on their independence. After having successfully led fierce
campaigns of repression against the independentists, De Gaulle realised
what had to be done. Showing rare political wisdom, he decided to give
each colony its independence.
- This U-turn was seen as a betrayal by most of those who
brought him to power. The CIA and NATO then backed all sorts of plots
to get rid of him, including a failed putsch and some forty attempts to
assassinate him. However, some of his partisans approved of his political
evolution. Around Charles Pasqua, they formed the SAC, a militia to protect
- Pasqua is both a Corsican crook and a former member of
the resistance. He married the daughter of a Canadian bootlegger who made
a fortune during prohibition. He ran the Ricard company which, after
having dealt in absinthe, a forbidden drink, made itself respectable
by selling anisette. However, the company continued to serve
as a cover for all sorts of deals in relation with the Italo-New Yorker
Genovese family, that of Lucky Luciano. It was therefore not surprising
that Pasqua called on Étienne Léandri (Luciano's "ambassador")
to recruit strong arm men and build up a Gaullist militia. A third
man played an important role in the formation of the SAC, De Gaulle's
former body-guard, Achille Peretti -another Corsican.
- Thus protected, De Gaulle drew up with panache a policy
of national independence. While confirming that he belonged to the
Atlantic camp, he questioned the Anglo-Saxon leadership. He objected to
the entry of the United Kingdom into the European Common Market (1961 and
1967); he refused the deployment of UNO blue helmets in the Congo (1961);
he encouraged Latin American states to break free of US imperialism (speech
in Mexico, 1964); he expelled NATO from France and withdrew form the Integrated
Command Structure of the Atlantic Alliance (1966); he denounced
the Viet-Nam War (speech in Phnon Penh, 1966); he condemned Israeli
expansionism during the Six Day War (1967); he supported the independence
of Quebec (speech in Montreal 1967) ; etc...
- At the same time, De Gaulle consolidated France's
power by giving it a military-industrial complex including a nuclear dissuasion
force, and by guaranteeing its supply of energy. He usefully separated
the troublesome Corsicans from his entourage by giving them overseas
missions. Thus Étienne Léandri became the dealer for the
Elf group (now Total), while Charles Pasqua became the confidant of the
heads of state in French-speaking Africa.
- Aware that he could now defy the Anglo-Saxons everywhere
at the same time, De Gaulle allied himself with the Rothschild family.
He chose as Prime Minister the Director of the Bank, Georges Pompidou.
The two men formed an efficient tandem. The political audacity of the first
never lost sight of the economic realism of the second.
- When De Gaulle resigned, in 1969, Georges Pompidou
briefly succeeded him as President before being carried off by cancer.
The historical Gaullists did not accept his leadership and were worried
by his excessively anglophile attitude. They cried treason when Pompidou,
seconded by the Secretary General of the Elyse Eduard Balladur, allowed
"perfidious Albion" into the European Common Market.
- The making of Nicolas Sarkozy
- Having thus described the background, let us come back
to our principal personage, Nicolas Sarkozy. Born in 1955, he was the son
of a Hungarian nobleman, Pal Sarkösy de Nagy-Bocsa, who
fled to France after fleeing the Red Army, and Andrée Mallah,
a Jewish lady from Sallonica. After having had three children (Guillaume,
Nicolas and François), the couple divorced. Pal Sarkösy de
Nagy-Bocsa remarried with an aristocrat, Christine de Ganay, by whom he
had two children (Pierre-Olivier and Caroline). Nicolas was not brought
up by his parents alone, but passed to and fro in this recomposed family.
- His mother became the Secretary of Achille Peretti.
After having co-founded the SAC, De Gaulle's body-guard had pursued
a brilliant political career. He was elected Député
and Mayor of Neuilly-sur-Seine, the richest suburb of the capital,
then President of the National Assembly.
- Unhappily, in 1972, Achille Peretti was subject to serious
accusations. In the United States, the magazine Time revealed the existence
of a secret Corsican criminal organisation the 'Union corse ' which
was said to control a large share of the traffic in drugs between Europe
and America, the famous "French connection" which Hollywood
brought to the screen. Based on parliamentary hearings and its own investigations,
Time quoted the name of a Mafia boss, Jean Venturi, arrested some years
earlier in Canada, who was no other than the commercial representative
of Charles Pasqua for the drinks company Ricard. The names of several families
were mentioned who were said to run the "Union corse", including
the Perettis. Achille denied this, but had to resign from the presidency
of the National Assembly and even escaped from a "suicide".
- In 1977, Pal Sarközy separated from his second
wife, Christine de Ganay, who then linked herself with the number two of
the central administration of the Department of State in the United
States. She married him and set up home with him in America. The world
being small, as is well known, her husband was no other than Frank
Wisner Jr., the son of the previous one. The functions of Junior at
the CIA are not known, but it was clear that he had an important
role there. Nicolas, who remained close to his step-mother, his half-brother
and his half-sister, began to turn towards the United States where he "benefitted"
from training programmes in the Department of State.
- At the same time, Nicolas Sarkozy joined the Gaullist
Party. He there met and had contacts with Charles Pasqua more speedily
as he was not only a national leader, but also in charge of the local
section in the Hauts-de-Seine.
- In 1982, Nicolas Sarkozy, having completed his legal
training and having been called to the Bar, married Achilles Pretty's
niece. His best man was Charles Pasqual. As an Avocet, Maître Sarkozy
looked after the interests of the Corsican friends of his mentors. He bought
a property in Corsica, at Vice, and thought of making his name more Corsican
by replacing the 'y' with an 'I': Sarkozy.
- The following year, he was elected Mayor of Neuilly-sure-Seine
in the place of his uncle-in-law, Achilles Pretty, stricken by a heart
- However, Nicolas did not take long to betray his wife
and, from 1984 onward, he had a hidden liaison with Cecilia, the wife
of the most famous French television personality at the time, Jacques
Martin, whom he had met when celebrating their marriage as Mayor of
Neuilly. This double life lasted for five years, before the lovers left
their respective spouses to set up a new household.
- Nicolas was a witness at the marriage, in 1992, of Jacques
Chirac's daughter, Claude, to an editorialist at Le Figaro. he could not
stop himself from seducing Claude and to have a brief affair with her,
while living officially with Cecilia. The betrayed husband committed suicide
by taking drugs. The break between the Chirac's and Nicolas Sarkozy
was brutal and permanent.
- In 1993, the left lost the parliamentary elections. President
François Mitterrand refused to resign and entered into a cohabitation
with a Prime Minister from the right, Jacques Chirac. His ambition
was to become President and thought of then forming a tandem with
Eduard Balladur comparable with that of De Gaulle and Pompidou, and
he refused to be Prime Minister again and left the place to his "friend
for over thirty years", Eduard Balladur. Despite his dubious
past, Charles Pasqual became Minister of the Interior. Even if he kept
a firm grip Moroccan marijuana, he took advantage of his position to legalise
his other activities by taking control of the casinos, gaming and racing
in French-speaking Africa. He also established links in Saudi Arabia
and in Israel an became an honorary officer in the Mossad. As for Nicolas
Sarkozy, he was Minister of the Budget and government spokesman.
- In Washington, Frank Wisner Jr. took over from Paul Wolfowitz
as being responsible for political planning in the Defence Department.
Nobody commented on the links which he had with the French government's
- This was when the tension within the Gaullist Party came
back as thirty years earlier between the historic Gaullists and the financial
right, in the person of Balladur. The novelty was that Charles Pasqua
and with him the young Nicolas Sarkozy betrayed Jacques Chirac to come
closer to the Rothschild tendency. Everything went wrong. The conflict
reached its peak in 1995 when Édouard Balladur put himself forward
against his ex-friend Jacques Chirac for the presidential election,
and was beaten. Above all, following the instructions received from
London and Washington, the Balladur government opened negotiations
for adhesion to the European Union and to NATO of the States in Central
and Eastern Europe, freed from Soviet control.
- Everything went wrong in the Gaullist Party where the
friends of yester-year were ready to kill one another. To finance his electoral
campaign, Édouard Balladur tried to get hold of the Gaullist Party's
black funds, hidden within the double accounting system of the
oil company Elf. Hardly had the old Étienne Léandri died,
when Judges looked into the company and its bosses were incarcerated.
But Balladur, Pasqua and Sarkozy never managed to recuperate
- Crossing the desert
- Throughout his first term, Jacques Chirac kept Nicolas
Sarkozy at a distance. The man became discreet during this long period
of crossing the desert. Discreetly, he continued to make links in financial
- In 1996, Nicolas Sarkozy having finally managed to end
an endless divorce procedure married Cécilia. As witnesses they
had the two billionaires Martin Bouygues and Bernard Arnaud (the richest
man in the country).
- Last act
- Well before the Iraq crisis, Frank Wisner Jr. and his
colleagues at the CIA were planning the destruction of the Gaullist line
and the rise in power of Nicolas Sarkozy. They acted in three stages: firstly
the elimination of the leaders of the Gaullist Party and taking over this
body, then the elimination of the principal rival on the right and
the investiture by the Gaullist Party for the presidential election,
and finally the elimination of any serious challenger from the left in
order to be sure of carrying off the presidential election.
- For years, the media were kept excited by posthumous
revelations by a real property speculator. Before dying of a serious illness,
he had registered for reasons never made clear a video confession.
For even more obscure reasons, the "cassette" fell into the hands
of a highly placed member of the Socialist Party, Dominique Strauss-Khan,
who passed it on indirectly to the press.
- Even if the confessions of the speculator did not lead
to any judicial sanction, they opened a Pandora's box. The principal
victim of the successive affairs was to be the Prime Minister
Alain Juppé. To protect Chirac, he alone took on all the criminal
offences. Putting Juppé out of the way left the way clear for Nicolas
Sarkozy to take over the running of the Gaullist Party.
- Sarkozy then made use of his position to force Jacques
Chirac to take him back into the government, despite their mutual
hatred. He was definitively to be the Minister of the Interior. What
a mistake! In this post, he controlled the Préfets and the
interior intelligence network which he used to put his appointees into
the major branches of the administration.
- He also dealt with Corsican matters. The Préfet
Claude Érignac had been assassinated. Although no-one had claimed
it, the murder was immediately interpreted as a challenge made by the independentists
to the Republic. After a long hunt, the police managed to arrest a
fleeing suspect, Yvan Colonna, the son of a Socialist Député.
Without regard for the presumption of innocence, Nicolas Sarkozy announced
this arrest accusing the suspect of being the assassin. This news
was too good two days before a referendum being organised by the Minister
of the Interior in Corsica to modify the status of the Island.
However that may be, the voters rejected the Sarkozy project which,
according to some, favoured Mafia interests.
- Although Yvan Colonna was later found guilty, he
has always claimed his innocence and no material evidence has been found
against him. Strangely, the man refused to talk, preferring to be found
guilty than to reveal what he knows. We here reveal that the Préfet
Érignac was not killed by nationalists, but shot by the hit-man,
Igor Pecatte, immediately sent off to Angola where he has been taken
on by the Elf group. The motive for the crime was closely linked to
the previous functions of Érignac, in charge of the African
networks of Charles Pasqua at the Ministry of Cooperation. As for Yvan
Colonna, he has been a personal friend of Nicolas Sarkozy for many years
and their children are in friendly contact with one another.
- A new affair came to light: false listings were circulating
which untruthfully accused certain personalities of hiding bank accounts
in Luxembourg, with Clearstream. Among the personalities defamed: Nicolas
Sarkozy. He took the case to court and let it seem that his right-wing rival
for the presidential election, the Prime Minister, Dominique de Villepin,
had organised this machination. He did not hide his intention to have
him sent to prison. In reality, the false listings were put in circulation
by members of the Franco-American Foundation, of which John Negroponte
was the President and Frank Wisner Jr. the Director. What the Judges
did not know and we reveal here was that the listings were made in London
by a joint office of the CIA and the MI6, Hakluyt & Co, of which Frank
Wisner Jr. is also Director. Villepin fights back against the accusations,
but he is charged, forbidden to leave his home and, de facto, temporarily
removed from political life. The way is open for on the right for Nicolas
- It remained necessary to neutralise opposition candidates.
The membership dues to the Socialist Party have gone down to a symbolic
level to attract new members. Suddenly thousands of young people applied
for membership cards. Among them are at least ten thousand new members
who are in reality members of the Trotskyite "Lambertist" Party
(so called from the name of their founder Pierre Lambert). This small extreme
left formation has a history of working for the CIA against the Stalinist
communists during the Cold War (it was the equivalent of the SD/USA of
Max Shatchman, which formed the neoconservatives in the USA). This
was not the first time that the "Lambertists" had infiltrated
the Socialist Party.
- In particular they planted two famous CIA agents: Lionel
Jospin (who became Prime Minister) and Jean-Christophe Cambadélis,
the principal adviser to Dominique Strauss-Kahn.
- Primaries were organised in the Socialist Party to appoint
its candidate for the presidential election. Two personalities were
competing: Laurent Fabius and Ségolène Royal. Only the first
represented a danger for Sarkozy. Dominique Strauss-Kahn became a candidate
with the task of eliminating Fabius at the last moment. This he was able
to do thanks to the votes of the infiltrated "Lambertist"
militants who voted not for him but for Royal. The operation was possible
because Strauss-Kahn, of Moroccan Jewish origin, had been on the US payroll
for many years. The French were not aware that he lectured at Stanford,
where he had been taken on by the Provost of the University, Condoleezza
Rice. As soon as he took office, Nicolas Sarkozy and Condoleezza Rice thanked Strauss-Kahn
by having him appointed to head the International Monetary Fund.
- First days at the Élysée Palace
- On the evening of the second round of the presidential
election, when the opinion polls announced his probable victory, Nicolas
Sarkozy made a short speech to the nation from his campaign HQ. Then,
contrary to custom, he did not go to celebrate with the militants of his
party, but went to Fouquet's. The famous restaurant on the Champs-Élysées,
which had once been the meeting place for the "Union Corse" now
belongs to the casino operator Dominique Desseigne. It was placed
at the disposition of the elected President to receive his friends and
principal donors to his campaign. A hundred or so guests crowded in, the
richest men in France were there with the casino bosses.
- Then the elected President allowed himself a few days
of earned rest. Taken there in a private Falcon-900 to Malta, he rested
there on the Paloma, the 65 metre yacht of his friend Vincent Bolloré,
a billionaire formed at the Banque Rothschild.
- Finally, Nicolas Sarkozy was invested as President of
the French Republic. The first decree which he signed was not to proclaim
an amnesty, but to allow casinos to be operated by his friends Desseigne
et Partouche and increase the number of gambling machines.
- He formed his working team and his government. With no
surprise, one finds there a very worrying casino owner (Minister of Youth
and Sport) and lobbyist for the casinos of his friend Desseigne
(who became spokesman for the "Gaullist" Party).
- Nicolas Sarkozy relied above all on four men: Claude
Guéant, Secretary General of the Élysée Palace. He
was the former right arm of Charles Pasqua. François Pérol,
Assistant Secretary General of the Élysée. He was a managing
partner of the Banque Rothschild. Jean-David Lévitte, diplomatic
adviser. Son of the former Director of the Jewish Agency. French Ambassador
to UNO, he was removed from his post by Chirac who considered him too close
to George Bush. Alain Bauer, the man in the shadow. His name does not appear
in any directory. He is in charge of the intelligence services. Grandson
of the Grand Rabbi of Lyon, former Grand-Master of the Grand Orient
of France (the principal Masonic obedience in France) and former number
2 of the USA National Security Agency in Europe.
- Frank Wisner Jr., who had in the meantime been appointed
special envoy by President Bush for the independence of Kosovo, insisted
that Bernard Kouchner be appointed Minister for Foreign Affairs with a
dual priority mission: The independence of Kosovo and the ending of France's
- Kouchner, of Baltic Jewish origin, started his career
by taking part in creating a humanitarian NGO. Thanks to money from
the National Endowment for Democracy, he took part in operations for Zbigniew
Brzezinski in Afghanistan, alongside Osama Ben Laden and the Karzaï
brothers against the Soviets. He could be found in the 90s alongside Alija
Izetbegoviç in Bosnia-Herzegovina. From 1999 to 2001, he was the
High Representative of UNO in Kosovo.
- Under the control of the younger brother of President
Hamid Karzaï, Afghanistan became the largest producer in the world
of opium poppies. The juice is transformed on the spot into heroin
and transported by the US Air Force to Camp Bondsteed (Kosovo).
There the drug is taken over by the men of Haçim Thaçi
who distribute it principally in Europe and also in the United States.
The profits are used to finance the illegal operations of the CIA.
Karzaï and Thaçi are long-time personal friends of Bernard
Kouchner, who obviously knows nothing of their criminal activities despite
the international reports which have been made on the subject.
- To complete his government, Nicolas Sarkozy appoints
Christine Lagarde, Minister of Economy and Finance. She had made all
her career in the United States where she ran the prestigious law firm
of Baker & McKenzie. Within Dick Cheney's the Center for International
& Strategic Studies, she co-chaired with Zbigniew Brzezinski a working
group which supervised the privatisations in Poland. She had organised
intense lobbying for Lockheed Martin against the French aircraft manufacturer
- A new escapade during the summer. Nicolas, Cécilia,
their joint mistress and their children were offered holidays in the USA
at Wolfenboro, not far from President Bush's property. The bill this
time was paid by Robert F. Agostinelli, an Italo-New York merchant banker,
a Zionist and a leading neo-conservative who gives his views in Commentary,
the magazine of the American Jewish Committee.
- The success of Nicolas spreads to his half-brother Pierre-Olivier.
Under the Americanised name of "Oliver", he was appointed by
Frank Carlucci (who was the number 2 of the CIA after having been
recruited by Frank Wisner Sr.) Director of a new investment fund of the
Carlyle Group (the joint management company of the portfolios of the Bushes
and the Ben Ladens). Having become the 5th deal-maker in the world, he
manages the principal assets of the sovereign funds of Kuwait and Singapore.
- The popularity of the President is in free-fall in the
opinion polls. One of his advisers in communication, Jacques Séguéla,
planned to distract the attention of the public with new "celebrity
stories". The announcement of the divorce from Cécilia was
published by Libération, the newspaper of his friend Édouard
de Rothschild, to cover up the demonstrators' slogans during a day
of general strikes. Going further still, the communicator organised
a meeting with the singer and former model, Carla Bruni. Several days later,
her affair with the President became official and the media din again covered
up the political criticisms. A few weeks later still and it was Nicolas'
third marriage. This time the witnesses whom he chose were Mathilde Agostinelli
(the wife of Robert) and Nicolas Bazire, former private secretary of Édouard
Balladur who had become a managing partner at the Banque Rothschild.
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